Can a Fat Girl on the inside become a Skinny Girl on the outside?

No one said this was going to be easy...

Monday, July 15, 2013

I'm Poor: 6 Day Challange

So I've been gone too long, don't you thing?  I've lost some weight, but I've plateaued recently, and I've had some financial issues to boot.  The latter has definitely influenced the former.  So this week I'm not buying groceries.  I'm going to eat what I have...and it could get interesting, but it should be a good exercise in fiscal responsibility and self control.   If I can do this for 6 days I know that I can turn my weight and money issues around.  Here I go!

This was my dinner tonight:



Top Ramen a little dressed up.  I cooked theI carmalized an onion that I had in the fridge, it wasn't too old, in some peanut oil. Then I added the cooked noodles and sauteed them in with the onions.  I added a little of the Ramen seasoning, Yakisoba and Rooster sauces. It was spicy, salty and satisfying.  Was it healthy? No.  I'm giving today's dinner a C.  The reason it isn't a D is because there was an onion in it, so at least it wasn't completely devoid of vegetables.  I'm going to try harder on the health thing, and I'll keep you posted on what I'm able to come up with!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mea Culpa

So I feel like I should explain to my readers where I've been for the last nine months.  Here's what happened.  I bought a house!  Meet Esteban, my anthropomorphized house.  




I closed on the house in the middle of June and immediately my computer broke.  So I was without a computer until November, because I had used all of my savings to buy a house!  So all of that time I couldn't post a new blog because I won't use my work time to do it, because my work computer won't let me.  Then with the holidays things got really busy, and I had been so out of practice with this whole blog thing that I didn't get around to posting until my birthday in January.  However, here are the highlights from the time that you missed, and I promise to be better at keeping regular updates going:

I have been in counseling since March and have made some really good progress.  I have also gone back on my anti-depressants since having a really bad bout of depression in Sept/Oct.  I feel really good now that I am working with a team to get my biochemistry and my brain in the right places.  

Because of these psychological changes I have lost 25lbs!  I wish I could say that I was truly trying, but in reality I got into a better space mentally and wasn't compensating with food or eating emotionally anymore.  It's also amazing how once you get your biochemistry under control the cravings completely change.  I want to eat better and I have the energy to get out and get moving.  I think that anyone struggling with weight issues should go to therapy.  It is not a sign of weakness.  It can really help you talk through your internal struggles and get to the root of why you eat the way you do, and what emotional ties you have to food.

Did I mention I bought a HOUSE?!?!  It has been an experience to say the least.  Utility bills, home improvement, electrical issues, decorating.  There has been a lot of work that has gone into this place for me already, and still quite a bit I want to do to get it where I want it to be.  I'm looking forward to the weather getting warmer so that I can get some work done in the yard and get ready for summer BBQ season.  It's really nice to have a space all your own that you can do whatever you want with.  Want to paint that wall read?  DO IT!  Need to get everything in your house sealed up so your heating bill isn't OUTRAGEOUS?  Yeah, getting there!

Those are the biggest things happening with me.  I decided that I'm going to start doing the Weight Watchers program again.  It has worked for me before and I feel like I'm in a really good place and can make a huge difference in my life right now.  It's time to seize the moment!  I worked hard to get my mind where it needs to be and now it's my bodies turn!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

27

Today marks the 27th year of my existence on this planet.  I can't say that it's been a smooth ride, but as I sit here today I have a certain sense of peace about where I am in life and where I'm going.  I will write my mea culpa about where I've been all these months later, but suffice to say 26 wasn't my best year ever.  It also wasn't the worst.  I had some amazing highs, but some pretty low moments too.  I'm actually pretty glad that year is over, because this is a chance to start fresh, and move on to where my life is supposed to go.  

For the first time in a long time I am looking at the future with excitement.  I have a job I love, a house I own, and some amazing friends that are a part of my life.  I have struggled with depression and anxiety, and I have come out on top.  I have been going to therapy for the last 10 months and I'm feeling really good about where I'm at mentally.  I have successfully lost 26lbs from my heaviest last summer and I'm already feeling better.  I have a lot of goals for this coming year and I am excited.  I have hope.  I have energy.  I have ambition again.

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you again as I start this new year in earnest.  I want to share with you my goals and my struggles, and I hope to have some fun along the way.  And let's not forget the food, let's never forget the food.  I plan on making some truly orgasmic recipes for you all.  I'm so happy that I am here and that I have the power and the strength to continue this journey.  I can't wait to see what amazing things lie in wait for me this year.  Welcome back to Three and a Half Stones (now Two and a Third)!
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